Getting Started

What is BitTorrent

BitTorrent (different than our app, BitTorrent Connect) is a desktop BitTorrent client that is available in both free and premium version.

BitTorrent Connect (our app) provides you with access to a BitTorrent instance that you have running on another PC. This instance may be running on your local network, or accessed from a remote site with proper network/firewall configuration.

Where do I get BitTorrent

BitTorrent can be downloaded from

How do I configure BitTorrent to allow access by BitTorrent Connect

To access BitTorrent with BitTorrent Connect, configure BitTorrent Connect as follows:

  1. Download BitTorrent from and install.
  2. From the Options Menu, choose Preferences (or prss CTRL+P from the main window).
  3. In the left-hand tree view, expand the Advanced node, then click Web UI.
  4. Ensure that the Enable Web UI checkbox is checked.
  5. Under Authentication, enter the Username* and Password* that you'd like to use.
  6. Other options, such as guest account, alternative listening port*, and download directories are optional and can be left alone.
  7. Click OK to accept your changes.

* Denotes value needed when setting up BitTorrent Connect.

How do I configure BitTorrent Connect

After following the steps above to setup the BitTorrent Web UI:

  1. Click the [add server] button on the BitTorrent Connect main page.
  2. Enter a Display Name for your serer. This can be any name you choose to identify this instance with.
  3. Enter the BitTorrent Server IP or hostname. This is the network address of the machine hosting BitTorrent (hint: bing ipconfig)
  4. Enter the Port, as configured in BitTorrent Preferences. If not using an alternative port, this will be the default of 80.
  5. Enter the Username, as configured in BitTorrent Preferences.
  6. Enter the Password, as configured in BitTorrent Preferences.
  7. Click Save.

What if BitTorrent and BitTorrent Connect are on the same PC?

By default, Windows 8 does not allow apps to perform a loopback connection to the same machine.

This is a restriction imposed by the operating system, but can be disabled manually on an app-by-app basis.

To disable for BitTorrent Connect, run the following form a command prompt as administrator:

CheckNetIsolation.exe LoopbackExempt -a -n=MotileBytesLLC.qBittorrentConnect_5k6qvgez2wqmg